In a message dated 2/24/99 9:23:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, VE3BBH writes:
> I can't see that it makes any difference at all whether one uses the
> keyboard or the paddle (or combination), what's important (if one wants to
> do one's best in the contest) is to use the method that is the most
> efficient for that individual, and to have fun.
Very true Paul & thanks so much for your comments. I think you and I may be
in the minority concerning our typing skills in keyboard mode (I feel quite
lucky in that regard). I hear a few folks go to the paddles in the middle of
a contest Q to ask for a fill, etc. and the cw suddenly changes to garbage HI.
I have a VibroKeyer deluxe paddle which I use often on a 2 meter CW satellite
uplink and when I operate portable from a mountaintop QTH with the IC-706MKII.
The paddles are definately fun...and like you...I never want to loose my skill
of sending with them and get rusty.
Stay warm up there in ONT Paul.
73 //Gary *K8KFJ*
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